Several people have asked me where they can get fresh wheatgrass, so as a taobao shopping queen I pointed them to a store and some of them have started to buy and grow their own. Here is a story from our dear reader Jean-Phillippe C (he likes to squeeze a few Chinese into his writing ;) )
photo by lorayne@Flickr
My wife and me went to the 小麦草专卖店 (Wheat grass exclusive store)。哈哈。哪里有专卖店？是个物流店，他们在马路外面, (haha, where is it? It’s just a logistic store, they’re just on the side of the road) just on the floor, grow some Wheatgrass. But its ok – they are friendly and helpful. It was just funny to see how they were organized. We bought some seeds and the small containers to grow the Wheatgrass. And it already starts 发芽 (to sprout). So we are on the best way to getting our own homegrown 小麦草(wheat grass)。
wheat grass seeds starting to sprout , photo by JPC
They also sell a Wheatgrass squeezer to make juice. We did not buy it and went for another, cheaper one offered in TaoBao. It was a store in Suzhou. Here again, we went there ourselves. But here even a bigger surprise. The guy, really friendly, said － 你不会找到我的地址( you won’t find my address)。I just replied, just tell me, I will find every corner in this planet. SO he gave me his street address. And there was nothing at the house number, just a small Kiosk. I asked for 刘先生 (Mr Liu) 。They said, he is next door – in a really small, almost rotten CAR and BIKE tire repair hut. WHAT? THIS place sells 小麦草(wheat grass) juicers? A man came out, very friendly – He did not look as he could use a computer. But he confirmed that he was just chatting with me online. He came and brought a juicer, and explained every detail to us. How to assemble it, how to clean it, etc.
But the juicer is not good. It is not his fault. He just sells them. But I suggest to go for the one which is being sold by the 上海小麦草专卖店(Shanghai Wheatgrass Exclusive Store)。It is much more sturdy, and you pay some CNY more, but at least it will last longer, and most important, it can be fixed properly to the table.
And … for all those who did not know – The Wheat Grass Juice is really delicious! Its actually sweet! We now wait for our own homegrown one to get ready to be squeezed… :)
Jean-Philippe 来自苏州 (From Suzhou)
Now are you curious and want to try your own? Check our To Shop page where I have include the link to the store. Bonne Chance!
很多人曾问我到底从哪里才能得到新鲜的麦草，作为一个淘宝购物女王，我给他们推荐了一个商铺，于是一些人开始买来自己种植。下面就是来自我们亲爱的读者Jean-Phillippe C菲利普.珍的一则故事（他喜欢在自己的写作中夹杂一些中文 啊哈~）